- Communication Skills
- Benefits Administration
- Computer Skills
- Data Collection
The Computer Science Academic Advisor will advise and assist prospective, current, and former undergraduate and graduate students in the development of academic plans and class schedules as well as assess academic level, attend to student academic inquiries, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, and advise on academic program changes. Academic advisors also prepare students’ graduation applications for Dean’s approval.
The Academic Advisor will work with the Department Head, Computer Science Academic Advisor II, Undergraduate/Graduate Curriculum Committees, and faculty to provide effective and comprehensive academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students.
Undergraduate Advising (55%)
Advises students during face-to-face, phone, and online appointments about Computer Science requirements and USU resources for student success
Assists students in mapping Computer Science requirements onto their academic plans
Advises Computer Science minors
Reviews and approves completion of requirements for graduation with Computer Science
Assists students in building skills to make informed vocational and personal choices
Develops, implements, and assesses advising programs for engaging students and monitoring student progress toward academic and career goals
Helps to remediate academic problems and oversees all Computer Science probation and dismissal correspondence with affected students
Makes appropriate referrals to other university and non-university resources
Maintains detailed records and documentation of advising interactions
Helps students navigate and make the most of advising resources
Represents Computer Science at on- and off-campus recruiting events
Presents at advising conferences, peer advisor training sessions, and USU Connections classes and engages in ongoing professional training and development
Assists in coordination of annual Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
Assists in the creation and maintenance of undergraduate major requirements print materials
Assists in the maintenance of undergraduate and advising sections of the CS departmental website
Other duties as assigned
Graduate Program Coordinator Duties (45%)
Develops and maintains current graduate student file databases and graduate folders
Monitors graduate students to ensure appropriate forms are submitted and meet all requirements of department exams, GPA, and Program of Study
Reviews and submits various forms including committee form, application for candidacy form, proposal form, thesis format and style form, authorship form, etc.
Assists Graduate Recruitment Committee with providing potential students with information and applications, and assists students with the application process as needed.
Assists Graduate Recruitment Committee with accessing graduate school applications for review and maintaining and updating prospective student information
Coordinates and executes new graduate student orientation
Acts as the Department of Computer Science liaison with the Graduate School
Attends meetings for training and updates
Assists in scheduling and assembling placement and cumulative exams
Tracks individual development plans for all graduate students
Performs annual reviews for Plan C students
Assists in the maintenance and updates of graduate pages on department website
Submits student tuition waivers through College of Science Business Services
A Bachelor's degree
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
Ability to work under pressure and in high stress situations while maintaining professionalism
Ability to work both independently and in a team setting with a commitment to creating a collaborative environment
Excellent computer skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality, sensitivity, and discretion and abide by all FERPA laws
Ability to serve diverse individuals through effective interpersonal and communication skills using various communication media
Experience with advising
Experience with submitting tuition awards
Extensive advising-related work experience
Experience with USU Banner – Student
Proven experience in data collection, report generation, and data management
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in candidate profile. (Notice: the latest resume you upload to your profile at jobs.usu.edu will show as the resume for all jobs applied for)
2. Cover letter to be copied and pasted into a field within the online application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.